AFTER THE KIDS, THEN CAME THE PARENTS....
... TO BRING THEIR JOY.....
... IN THE KITCHEN.
SILVIA AND SERGIO SENT ME THESE PHOTOS. THEIR GESTURE, AS WELL AS THE PICTURE BELOW, SHOWS THEIR FEELING OF SHARING.... HAPPYNESS AND FOOD.
SILVIA & SERGIO, THANK YOU FOR COOKING WITH US!
RISOTTO DI MARE
Ingredients for 8:
600 gr ( 20 oz ) “Carnaroli” rice
600 gr ( 20 oz ) clams
600 gr ( 20 oz ) baby shrimp
500 gr ( 18 oz ) squid
600 gr ( 20 oz ) mussels
4 cloves garlic
30 gr ( 1 oz ) parsley
2 l ( 8 cups ) fish broth ( see basic recipe)
120 ml ( ½ cup ) white wine
80 gr ( 2 ½ oz ) extra virgin olive oil
Finely chop the garlic and parsley which will be used as the cooking base for the sea food.
Wash the fish in cold water; place the clams and mussels in a pan with a spoon of extra virgin olive oil, one crashed garlic clove, some parsley, a few spoons of white wine over a flame and cover. Cook until they open.
Clean the shrimps and use the shells for making the broth which will be used to cook the rice.
Cut the squid into strips; shell the clams and mussels and filter the remaining cooking water.
Pour half of the remaining oil into a pot and brown the garlic; then add the rice and let toast. When the rice is hot add a glass of white wine and let evaporate; add the boiling broth of shrimps, a ladle at a time. From this time you can calculate approximately 18 minutes until the rice is done. At the end of cooking mix in the mussels and clams water.
While the rice is cooking, prepare the sauce: in a frying pan brown the garlic in the left oil and add the chopped parsley and a drizzle of white wine. Add in the following order; the squid, shrimps, mussels and clams. Cook together or 4-5 minutes and remove from the heat.
In the meantime, the rice should be almost cooked. Mix in the sea food, finish to cook with the shell water.
Serve hot with a sprinkle of chopped parsley.
BASIC RECIPE FOR BROTH:
1 part of food ( in this case: shrimp heads and shells, fish bones, vegetables)
4 parts of liquid ( in this case, 1/3 dry white wine, 2/3 water)
Bring to boil. Let it simmer for 20 minutes. Salt. Filter through a sieve.
*) when i say “part” or “proportion” I always mean “weigh”, not cups....